I mean the WRITING mood, of course! (Insert obligatory, “Insert obligatory gutter comment.” By that, I mean “insert obligatory x comment” is a very overused way to make a joke. It’s obvious when titles are switch and bait. You don’t need to insert anything. Just the tip–I mean, just a tip.)
More specifically, I mean do you have any routines or odd tricks to immerse yourself in your writing? It is fairly easy to sit down and write dry material most of the time, but you need immersion to really make it flow. One time, while I was typing a story set in the 80s, I set the background color to black and the text to green. I believe I wrote the entire adventure like that.
If immersion is something you struggle with, perhaps you could try an odd trick or two to set the mood. Let’s say your assignment is a promotional email for an app. That may seem very dry, but examine the things that a promotional email needs to be: friendly and not too pushy, but needs to propose something. You have got to make it sound genuine and personal, or else it seems like an ad. Who wants ads in their inbox?
Step 1: Make a cup of coffee.
Step 2: Sit down at a table and imagine you are meeting with an old friend. You have this app, and you think it can help her.
Step 3: Begin writing about what this app is and how it can help your friend, who happens to be a prominent business owner.
This sounds really silly, but it is much easier to write something you feel genuine about. It’s just one example of how you can use your imagination to help your work, even if your work is very dry. Give it a try!